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Horticulture Technology

Curriculum Description

The Horticulture Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers and pest management. Also included are courses in plant production, landscaping and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens and governmental agencies. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A15240
NC CIP: 01.0601
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 2 2 0 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 2 2 0 3
LSG 111 Basic Landscape Technique 2 0 0 2
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    12 8 0 16

Spring Semester
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 2 2 0 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 2 2 0 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 2 2 0 3
HOR 260 Plant Materials II 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    11 8 0 15

Summer Term
HOR 118 Equipment Op & Maint 1 3 0 2
HOR 164 Hort Pest Management 2 2 0 3
HOR 251 Insects & Diseases 2 2 0 3
   
    5 7 0 8

Fall Semester
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 2 3 0 3
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 2 2 0 3
HOR 225 Nursery Production 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
   
    9 7 0 14

Spring Semester
HOR 170 Hort Computer Apps 1 3 0 2
HOR 235 Greenhouse Production 2 2 0 3
HOR 273 Hor Mgmt & Marketing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Specialty Option ** ** ** 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (10) (1)
  OR        
Horticulture Practices 0 3 0 1
   
    6 8 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 67

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

 

English – Select one: COM 120, COM 231, ENG 112, ENG 114, or ENG 115

Horticulture Elective: Select one: HOR 116, HOR 154, HOR 213, HOR 215, HOR 245, HOR 255, HOR 257, HOR 265, or TRF 110

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 125, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110, or REL 221.
Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

Horticulture Electives: Select 5 credit hours: HOR 116, HOR 154,
HOR 215, HOR 245, HOR 255, HOR 257, HOR 265, HOR 271,
TRF 110
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 125,
ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215,
REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning
other possible electives.Horticulture Electives: Select 5 credit hours: HOR 116, HOR 154, HOR 215, HOR 245, HOR 255, HOR 257, HOR 265, HOR 271, TRF 110 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 125, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 121, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.